Payday Loans And Bankruptcy: Can They Be Discharged?

Posted on: 2 February 2016

For those undergoing financial troubles, desperation may drive you to seek some fast cash from a payday loan store to make ends meet. Unfortunately, those same financial troubles could have you seeking further relief in bankruptcy court, where you hope to have all or most of your debt burden forgiven, or discharged, through a federal chapter 7 filing. Most unsecured debt can be discharged, but you may have questions about your payday loan in particular, which often comes with crippling interest rates and fees. [Read More]

Protect Yourself From Fake Debt Collectors

Posted on: 2 February 2016

If you've fallen behind on your bills, you are likely experiencing the relentless pursuit of past-due amounts by your creditors and collection agencies. These agencies can be extremely aggressive, since they only get paid if they collect some money from you. Even collection agencies that follow the rules can make your life miserable, leading you to consider bankruptcy as a solution. If your financial difficulties have led to collections calls, you may also be vulnerable to fake debt collectors. [Read More]

Will Your Boss Find Out About Your Bankruptcy (And Does It Matter)?

Posted on: 29 January 2016

The high cost of divorce and the inability to handle debts incurred during the marriage and two separate households drive a lot of recently divorced people into bankruptcy, even when they have good jobs. That can put additional stress on you if you're trying to keep your private life out of the office. A lot of people worry about how bankruptcy will look to their bosses and what will happen if their employer finds out that they've been drowning in debt. [Read More]

Understanding The Bankruptcy Trustee's Unique Powers

Posted on: 28 January 2016

There are two main goals in any bankruptcy proceeding filed by an individual. The first is to provide debt relief to a struggling consumer whose misfortunes have made him or her unable to repay a debt. The second is to make sure that all of the debtor's creditors are treated fairly and that no one creditor receives special treatment. In order to make sure that all creditors are treated equally, the law gives bankruptcy trustees some unusual powers that you should understand before you file. [Read More]